Review: The First of Shadows

The First of ShadowsThe Riven Realm Book OneBy Deck Matthews How do you kill a shadow? As a raging storm descends on the Blasted Coast, the crippled young rigger, Caleb Rusk, meets a stranger on the road. Little does he know that the encounter will pull him into a conflict that threatens everything he holds […]

Review: In the Tower of the Witching Tree

In the Tower of the Witching TreeVarkas Chronicles – Short tales Book 1By Deck Matthews Shade is a master of the confidence game. But when her latest play falls apart, forcing her to flee from the local guards, Shade finds herself climbing through a window at the top of a mysterious tower. What she finds […]

Review: Revenant Winds

Revenant WindsThe Tainted Cabal Book OneBy Mitchell Hogan As a secret cabal schemes to awaken an evil thought defeated millennia ago, the lives of three unlikely heroes are fated to converge: Aldric, a veteran priest and sorcerer, who seeks acceptance from the church that shuns him. On the brink of their approval, he receives a […]

Review: Red Sister

Red SisterBook of the Ancestor 1By Mark Lawrence At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate […]

Review: Salvation

SalvationThe Salvation Sequence 1By Peter F. Hamilton Know your enemy – or be defeatedAD 2204An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion – so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions, but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. […]

Review: An Echo of Things to Come

An Echo of Things to ComeThe Licanius Trilogy Book TwoBy James Islington As shadows rise, a darkness awakesAn amnesty has been declared for all Augurs – finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However, as Davian and his new allies hurry north towards the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh […]

Review: The Game Bird

The Game BirdBy Aidan R Walsh An evil is growing. The Realm is under attack. A leviathan has risen from the depths and is destroying the fleets that feed Stormhaven. Stuck ashore and drowning in debt, Captain James Faulkner resolves to hunt the sea monster and claim the enormous bounty on the beast. Sophia Blake’s […]

Review: The Shadow of What Was Lost

The Shadow of What Was LostLicanius Trilogy Book OneBy James Islington OLD POWERS AWAKEN It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them – the Gifted – are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion’s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers. As a […]

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai

Twelve KingsThe Song of the Shattered Sands Book OneBy Bradley P. Beaulieu In the cramped west end of Sharakhai, the Amber Jewel of the Desert, eda fights in the pits to scrape a living. She, like so many in the city, pray for the downfall of the cruel, immortal Kings of Sharakhai, but she’s never […]

Lotus Blue

Lotus Blue By Cat Sparks Seventeen-year-old Star and her sister Nene are orphans, part of a thirteen-wagon caravan of nomadic traders living hard lives travelling the Sand Road. Their route cuts through a particularly dangerous and unforgiving section of the Dead Red Heart, a war-ravaged desert landscape plagued by rogue semi-sentient machinery and other monsters […]